newspapers

  • California Digital Newspapers

    Apr 17

    The state of California dates back to the 1840s with the first gold rush and even earlier under Spanish rule. Many people over the decades have lived and worked in this very physically large state. So with the opportunity to search a massive collection of the California newspapers is a great chance to learn additional information about any relative...

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  • Transcriptions of Newspaper Articles

    Feb 6

    A web site titled 'Newspaper Abstracts' can be of assistance to the researcher, especially with the older, sometimes difficult to read newspapers. With the numerous online sites carrying scanned images of whole newspaper pages it can hard in some cases to locate the family surname or location on the page. Some site highlight in yellow the keyword s...

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  • 100th Anniversary of a Town / City

    Feb 3

    Every year there are countless celebrations and anniversaries of towns, cities, counties, and historical events across America. Between 2011 and 2015 the country has and will be holding many programs to recount the people and events surrounding the American Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Such programs which include ...

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  • Newspapers of Farm, Field and Fireside

    Jan 19

    Living out on the Great Plains of America or any rural region was an isolated and many times a lonesome lifestyle. Yet, this was the type of everyday existence that many of our ancestors experienced for decades. With the advancement of the railway system, telegraphs, roads, mail delivery, telephones, and then vehicles such as autos, the rural fami...

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  • Google Newspapers Around the Globe

    Dec 20

    The search engine on the Internet is a valuable tool. One of the most well-known and innovated search engines is Google. It can be extremely useful for family history research. Their newspaper collections are outstanding. Since newspaper, big and small circulation are the window to a community, the use of newspaper articles for family research has ...

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  • Surprises Going Through Old Newspapers

    May 19

    They may have been originally meant to be discarded once they were read, but having the availability of old newspapers, either in print or digital format, has proved to be a super resource in doing one’s family history.  The newspaper, from small town to the cities, has continued to serve as a window into the community, the state, nation and lif...

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  • Key Ideas When Researching Your Ancestors

    Apr 9

    You are just beginning or you have worked for awhile on putting together your family history. No matter what the situation, everyone comes across some stumbling blocks, those ancestors you don’t know where to research or you just not sure which direction to proceed with. Here are some key ideas to try when you’re stumped.  First, remember y...

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  • Alberta, Canada – Proliferate Details

    Jan 16

    From the University of Alberta in Canada, is a very significance online site titled Peel’s Prairie Provinces which should help any family researcher learn more about the western Canadian province of Alberta.  There are several categories including images, newspapers, books, postcards, city directories, Illustrated War News of 1885, railways and ...

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  • Preservation of Newspapers, Scrapbooks and Photos

    Jan 2

    Sometimes it can be amazing now long certain heirlooms we possess have lasted over the years. Yet, the question arises, how many have faded, been torn or even crumbled and lost to the ages?  So that is why it is so important to make every effort to preserve those documents, photos and paper items now. Newspapers were never meant to last. They w...

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  • Viewing Pennsylvanian Newspapers from the 1850s to the 1870s

    Jun 11

    Besides recognizing the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War over the next few years, this is a time to reflect not just on those ancestors who may have served during the war, but also on the type of life-style such a major conflict had on the home front.  If you had ancestors living between 1861 and 1865, anywhere in the United States or i...

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